Accession Number : ADP002324

Title :   Two Modes of Decisionmaking,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT MUNITIONS AND CHEMICAL COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL

Personal Author(s) : Witherspoon,B. C. ; Selman,J. H. N.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Brain research has grown into an acceptable area for management awareness. Learning facts about the brain hemisphere has yielded powerful tools for decisionmakers, allowing them to become literate about brain functions, to utilize the fact that the two sides of the brain are entirely independent with regard to learning and retention. A new paradigm incorporating consciousness technology may better serve the decisionmaking processes of our rapidly-changing society. The purpose of this paper is to put the emerging consciousness technologies into a managerial perspective. The on-going brain research which has resulted in three Nobel Prizes in 1981 to American-based researchers, focused on specialized higher split-brain functions. The first part of this paper explains the underlying theory of split-brain research, indicating the more significant developments for the mechanism of decisionmaking. The second part reviews significant implications of the research contributing to a new paradigm for this current era of profound change.

Descriptors :   *Decision making, *Brain, Medical research, Learning, Consciousness, Hemispheres

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